View Full Version : Errosion Problem

09-22-2008, 07:09 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to take care of this problem?

Thank You,

09-22-2008, 10:16 AM
I see this happen to somebody almost every time some on restructures their lawn. Obviously a barrier of some sort is needed to catch and divert water. Hedges, perrenial beds, stone mulch, stone wall, or pampas grass to mention a few.

Does the water continue to run beyond the gulley? or does it kind of level off and soak in after the drop off?

09-22-2008, 10:30 AM
Thank You for your response

Yes it does continue to run off.

Here is another picture.


09-22-2008, 05:52 PM
If the second picture is any indication of soil structure you have a difficult task ahead of you. Far too many stones in the bedding, tree shading... If you want to divert the water, a French drainage system.

09-23-2008, 07:50 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I was thinking that too.


09-23-2008, 10:18 AM
The upside of having the stoney and sandy soil is that once you decide how to slow and/or divert the water it will soak in nicely.

After the initial washout there doesn't seem to be much eroding across the grass. Perhaps a filling and levelling with good topsoil and some sod in the washout would work.